Archives

Reset

Safety for the Leo line

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

The bars, which are primary-packaged as fl ow packs, are fi rst grouped into 6, 10, 12 or 14-item bundles and inserted into cartons by a cartoning machine made by Langenpac B.V, Wijchen, a company in the Langen Group. After this, two adhesive dots are applied to close the two box side fl aps. The ...

Open article in PDF

Making the invisible visible

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

An exciting industry, technological quantum leaps, 25 years of experience and getting ever closer to the ultimate goal: safe inspection systems for any application and highest requirements. Even the invisible becomes visible. In Bickenbach, Germany, seat of scanware electronic.

In time for ...

Open article in PDF

New robot controller

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 09/2013 06.09.2013

A recently launched Delta robot hardware platform and software controller has been specially developed to enable Bosch packaging equipment users to improve upon existing terms of ownership by increasing productivity whilst reducing running costs. Through the simplified Gemini 4 controller, operators ...

Open article in PDF

Packing line meets RRP

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 09/2013 06.09.2013

A newly installed case erecting and robotic loading solution at a the famous Scottish oatcake brand Nairn's Edinburgh-based manufacturing site has automated what was previously a labour-intensive dependence upon tuck in bottom transit cases; in the process, improving levels of efficiency, and ...

Open article in PDF

Thinking inside the box

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 09/2013 06.09.2013

Miller Brands is the UK and Ireland subsidiary of SABMiller, one of the world's largest brewers whose portfolio includes over 200 different beer brands brewed in over 75 countries. Originally established in South Africa 118 years ago, the group produces over 21 bn litres of lager per annum, and last ...

Open article in PDF

The good 'whey'

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 09/2013 06.09.2013

Special sleeves incorporating UV protection are being used to protect and enhance the quality of a new range of high protein dairy drinks, as well as creating a distinctive on-shelf presence for the brand.

Upbeat drinks - available in strawberry and mango & passion fruit fl avours - have been ...

Open article in PDF

Opportunities as deep as the Ocean

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 09/2013 06.09.2013

VR: Why is fi sh so popular with consumers these days?

Najet Mebarki: A key trend behind the growth in popularity of seafood products - and particularly so in Europe - is the emergence of the health-conscious consumer switching from meat to fi sh as well-being and nutrition become of increasing ...

Open article in PDF

Bright prospects for Chinese dairy producer

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 09/2013 06.09.2013

Whilst ambient products make up 86 % of the liquid dairy category in China, a notable exception up until now has been yoghurt which is exclusively retailed within the chilled dairy sector. A leading Chinese producer of dairy products over the past fifty years, however, is now successfully ...

Open article in PDF

Dear Readers,

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 09/2013 06.09.2013

China is again drawing attention to itself with a well-known problem-total mistrust regarding their domestic baby formula. As a consequence, Chinese tourists are emptying shelves worldwide. Domestic manufacturers have completely ruined any consumer trust through products that were bad and/or had ...

Open article in PDF

The Italian Job

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 09/2013 06.09.2013

Originally a carbonated soft drinks producer, the Spumador Group fi rst branched out into the mineral water market in 1966 with the acquisition of the Fonte S. Antonio; subsequently going on to acquire a number of other mineral water springs in 1990 incl. Spinone al Lago (Bergamo); Quarona (Vercelli ...

Open article in PDF

Commissioning

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 09/2013 06.09.2013

Formed as the result of a merger between two family-owned breweries - the Brasserie Bofferding (Bascharage) founded in 1842, and the Brasserie Funck-Bricher located at the Grund (in Luxembourg-City) founded in 1764 - the Brasserie Nationale will be celebrating its 250th anniversary next year.

To ...

Open article in PDF

'Share a Coke' campaign is a summer sensation

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 09/2013 06.09.2013

Whichever one of thirty-six different European countries you're living in there's no doubting which soft drink has been the most likely to catch your attention during the summer months. Or to have you spending your money should your name or that of a partner, child, friend or even passing ...

Open article in PDF

Gaining their Freedom

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 09/2013 06.09.2013

First formed in Bergisch Gladbach (Germany) in 1971, Krüger GmbH has established itself as one of Europe's largest developers and producers of instant products in the private label sector with its beverages division making a signifi cant contribution towards an overall annual turnover in excess of ...

Open article in PDF

Practised in the powers of detection

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 09/2013 06.09.2013

Although even the remotest possibility of Welsh independence is still many years off, the principality is actively engaged in aiding the development of those industries most likely to make a positive contribution to the rest of the UK's GVA (gross value added). High up on the the list is the region ...

Open article in PDF

Bringing up Baby

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 09/2013 06.09.2013

It's still in its embryo stage of development, but an innovative self-heating packaging solution for semi-liquid baby food is on track to take its next steps towards becoming a commercial reality at the upcoming Anuga trade show in Cologne this October.

Developed by Dutch start-up Aestech, the new ...

Open article in PDF

Coffee at its best

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 04/2013 19.04.2013

Nestlé Deutschland AG's plant at Mainz on the River Rhine produces the Nescafé brand, plus the cocoa-based drinks Nesquik and Nestlé Finest Hot Chocolate. Employing around 400 personnel the site undertakes all aspects of the production process from roasting, freezing and spray-drying the raw coffee ...

Open article in PDF

Operating at full stretch

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 04/2013 19.04.2013

First established in 1950 as a means of securing a better monetary return for locallyproduced dairy produce, the Lanfains based cooperative L'Amoricaine Laitière now processes over 40 m litres of milk a year drawn from 100 closely situated farms within the Breton commune and collectively generates ...

Open article in PDF

Dear Readers,

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 04/2013 19.04.2013

the economical pages for the food and beverage industries also promise interesting topics. A discounter like Aldi, which has long since gone international, is celebrating its 100th anniversary while sales have been north of 60 billion euros for a while now. Self-service, of course, with the ...

Open article in PDF

Brewing up a better business

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 04/2013 19.04.2013

ROI predicted within one year as a result of improved productivity and reduced costs of maintenance. "We calculated that even allowing for consumables, by choosing Domino, our annual running costs would be 50 percent less than if we opted for one of the other suppliers."

Having been in the business ...

Open article in PDF

Screw 'n spray

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 04/2013 19.04.2013

The Spanish-based worldwide leader in innovative silicone cooking and baking products Lékué has enlisted the aid of Aptar Food + Beverage to add some zest to home cooking through the development of an innovative dispensing spray system, which turns any citrus fruit into the freshest container by ...

Open article in PDF